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Standard Mental Health First Aid

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to how to respond appropriately to individuals living with a mental health illness, experiencing exacerbation of an existing mental health illness, or are experiencing an active mental health crisis. The Standard MHFA course is offered under the authority of Mental Health First Aid Australia, based upon guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experiences of mental health problems and mental health professionals.

Course Overview

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to respond appropriately to a variety of mental health illnesses, including mental health crisis, until the arrival of professional support. Topics include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of alcohol or other drug use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours
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Course Duration

Two 7.5-hour days classroom training

Enrol in Standard Mental Health First Aid

Complete our short enquiry form and one of our team will get in touch to discuss the course and your goals, and answer any questions you may have.

Prefer the phone? 1300 808 322

Course Dates

2024 Course dates:

  • Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May 2024

Please ask our team for other dates

Assessment Methods

There are no formal assessments during classroom training. Participants who complete this course are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider through Mental Health First Aid Australia. Accreditation remains valid for 3 years. More information: https://mhfa.com.au/firstaider

Course Cost

$295

Prefer the phone? 1300 808 322

Course Cost Overview

Two 7.5-hour days classroom training

Included in this cost is access to the comprehensive MHFA manual, handouts, training, Mental Health First Aid Certificate of Completion. Assessment is included in the cost and provided through Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Download Standard Mental Health First Aid Brochure

Ready to enrol in the Standard Mental Health First Aid

Complete our short enquiry form and one of our team will get in touch to discuss the course and your goals, and answer any questions you may have.

Prefer the phone? 1300 808 322